Sustainability & Biodiversity
As Life Has Returned to Corisca
Through unwavering dedication to ensuring the property’s complete sustainability and fostering a thriving local biodiversity, an enchanting symphony comes alive each day. Melodious birdsongs resonate through the air, while vibrant butterflies gracefully flit around the house. Frogs and ducks add their own unique chorus, their croaks and quacks echoing during leisurely walks around the property. Perhaps, even fish, delicately carried in their paws, have found their way to these harmonious surroundings.
As dusk descends, water bats gracefully take flight, their presence etching intricate patterns across the sky with each flutter. The gentle evening breeze carries their murmurs, casting a sense of wonderment upon us. It is awe-inspiring to witness how all this abundant life intertwines, transforming the landscape into an immersive tapestry. Such experiences are made possible by the land itself, the carefully cultivated plantations, the serene lakes we have created, and the blessing of rainfall. Together, they have facilitated the restoration of a truly remarkable and unique biodiversity, which we are delighted to share with you today.
The Rebirth of Herdade da Corisca and How It Happened
Amidst the abundant beauty and thriving biodiversity that graces every corner of our property, many inquire about the secret to its transformation. Since its acquisition, we embarked on a journey of revitalization, breathing new life into the land. Through meticulous efforts, we crafted four enchanting lakes, each a testament to our commitment. We dedicated ten acres to nurturing lupine, enriching the soil with its natural fertility, and another ten acres to sustainably feed the diverse array of animals that now call this place home.
Furthermore, we meticulously pruned the pine forest, olive trees, fig trees, and quince trees, breathing vitality into their existence. A biological garden now thrives, boasting fifty newly planted fruit trees and an assortment of indigenous plants. These vibrant additions infuse the once barren landscape with a kaleidoscope of colors while offering sanctuary to an array of life that was once on the brink of extinction.
Today, as we marvel at the resplendent biodiversity that graces our land, it is a testament to our unwavering dedication and the miraculous transformation that has unfolded. The once lifeless expanse has now become a sanctuary of grace and magnificence, offering a glimpse into the harmonious interplay between nature and nurture.
Our Sustainable Approach and How We Make It Happen
We take immense pride in highlighting that our entire property operates on a foundation of 100% sustainability. Every aspect of our operations reflects our unwavering commitment to the environment:
1. Composting: Instead of relying on plastic-based fertilizers, we’ve been implemented a composting system that enriches the soil naturally. This sustainable approach minimizes waste and nurtures the land in harmony with nature.
2. Water Conservation: Our water source comes directly from a well, ensuring a local and sustainable water supply. Through advanced filtration methods, we provide clean water for drinking, washing, and everyday use. We encourage responsible water consumption, valuing its scarcity and aiming to minimize wastage. Furthermore, our pool is treated with salt, eliminating the need for harsh chemicals while maintaining a sustainable aquatic environment.
3. Solar Power: Embracing the power of renewable energy, our property is equipped with solar panels that power our facilities, reducing our reliance on non-renewable resources.
By integrating these sustainable practices into our property, we strive to harmonize comfort and luxury with a deep respect for the environment. We firmly believe that responsible choices and innovative solutions pave the way for a brighter, greener future.
Responsible Tourism Policy
Recognizing the paramount importance of sustainable tourism development and embracing the principles outlined in the World Charter for Sustainable Tourism, Herdade da Corisca remains steadfast in its commitment to implementing sustainable practices throughout its operations. We understand that it is our responsibility to minimize, prevent, and mitigate the impact of our facilities and activities, both internally and externally. By doing so, we aim to optimize the establishment’s sustainability and foster a positive environmental footprint.
To achieve these goals, Herdade da Corisca has adopted a comprehensive responsible tourism policy. This policy ensures our compliance with the requirements set forth in the Biosphere Certificate, which encompasses legal obligations governing the effects generated by our tourist activities. By adhering to these standards, we prioritize responsible practices and align ourselves with environmentally conscious guidelines.
In pursuit of these objectives, we actively motivate and train our employees through ongoing education and awareness initiatives focused on the principles of Responsible Tourism. We promote and encourage the adoption of environmentally friendly practices, both internally and externally. Additionally, we strive to foster transparency by providing regular updates and communication, both internally and externally, regarding the progress and environmental initiatives undertaken by our company.
Furthermore, we are resolute in our commitment to combatting all forms of commercial exploitation and harassment. We firmly believe in promoting inclusivity and accessibility, and thus, we pledge to implement measures that ensure equal access for individuals with disabilities, including those with sensory, physical, intellectual, and mental challenges.
At the core of our mission is the continual improvement of sustainable management practices encompassing social, economic, and environmental dimensions. We remain dedicated to enhancing customer satisfaction while maintaining a steadfast focus on sustainability across all aspects of our operations.